Soft goods manufacturers are encouraged to celebrate National Contract Sewing Month in July, recognizing the millions of U.S. workers involved in the industry.
The founder of National Contract Sewing Month is Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Makers Division member CustomFab USA, of Garden Grove, Calif., a contract sewing company involved in the manufacturing of soft goods for the sporting goods, medical, military and luggage industries. CustomFab had the vision to make National Contract Sewing Month a recognized holiday to bring awareness to the entire workforce involved in the contract sewing business, an industry that makes up a plethora of workers including designers, sourcing managers, cut/sew specialists, seamstresses, machine operators, quality assurance specialists and more.
“Rather than take a day to bring attention to the pursuit, we’ve set aside an entire month,” says Rhonda Alhanati, CustomFab USA Purchasing.
National Contract Sewing Month is now in its second year after its successful launch in 2019. CustomFab continues its effort to draw awareness to the contract sewing business in the U.S. With the surge toward reshoring production in the U.S., the company’s interest is in American-made products as a way to stimulate the economy, promote a healthy supply chain and preserve the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In honor and celebration of the domestic workforce, CustomFab USA is running a series of articles Industry members are encouraged to look at the articles and repost as applicable. If reposting, please add a courtesy hyperlink back to the company’s page.
Additionally, the Makers Division is encouraging industry members to take part in honoring the craft by posting to their social media platforms and using #nationalcontractsewingmonth.